Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
As I said before I am doing the OBS from Proverbs 31, Made to Crave. And it has been a long time since I have done a Bible study. I forgot just how good it feels to be talking with other people about God, and what God has done, is doing, and will do for me. I also forgot what it feels like to be moving in the same direction and have the support that I need in order to find my way (and stay on my path).
So, I wanted to share my victory for today. I have a monthly meeting that takes place at a super-yummy pizza parlor. I mean, this is one of those places that I LOVE to eat at. And once a month, I get to go there.
I am just starting down this path, and it isn't paved yet. Lysa talks about tearing down the tower and paving our path towards victory. Uhhhhh... what!?! I don't even think that I had the path cleared, let alone laying any bricks.
So this morning, before my eyes had barely opened, I took my phone and went to the OBS. And before my feet hit the ground, I said a prayer... and waited in expectation. I asked God to see me through the day. And I was anxious for the meeting most of the day. I'll admit it, I wasn't fully trusting God. I mean, I did... but I didn't want to feel the deprivation from one of my favorite things (oops, this make it sound more like an idol that I would like to admit). So, as I got in my car to go to the meeting, I said another prayer. No sooner than I said my "Amen", the radio played Overcomer - by Mandisa. Now, why is this such a big deal? Well, I found the OBS from one of her Facebook posts, and it has been a theme song for the Made 2 Crave OBS. "Got it God! Stop worrying about this. You've got it!" I don't think it could have been much clearer! Until I got to the meeting and the pizza was put down less than 2 inches from my hand. "WHAT?!?! Come on......... I thought you had this God?" But you know what, with another quick prayer and 1 Corinthians 10:23 firmly on my mind, heart, and lips from the moment I woke today, that pizza did NOT have the same pull.
God is with us, and we only have to look at Him. We find Him through our prayers and scriptures.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Unfortunately, I still have not been able to blog here regularly. That's not exactly correct. I haven't made the time. So, I am embarking in the Made To Crave OBS from Proverbs 31. It will give me the encouragement and accountability that I need to make this happen. So, my promise is at least once a week I will be here... even it is just to stay "Hi, I'm alive and I'm still trying! "
What is Made To Crave? It addresses one of my largest difficulties, weight. But rather than just trying to fix the external things, it's takes a look at misplaced cravings.
I have never done an Online Bible Study, and I haven't had the opportunity to do a Bible study in over 20 years! I was still in college! And I miss it! I am also looking forward to finding other women to talk with and forge friendships and getting to know all of you better.
If you haven't join, will you?